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000 NOUS41 KOKX 090940 PNSOKX Public Information Statement National Weather Service New York NY 600 AM EDT Sat Nov 9 2018 ...THIS IS WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK... Please join the National Weather Service in promoting winter weather education including safety. The topic for today is winter weather safety. For heavy snow, check and winterize your vehicles before the winter season begins. Carry a winter storm survival kit including blankets, a flashlight with extra batteries, a shovel and map. For icing, make sure that an adequate supply of salt and sand are available for melting ice. For high winds, structural damage to houses begins with winds in excess of 57 mph. These winds will also cause whole trees or large tree limbs to fall, which can fall on power and telephone lines causing interruption of electrical and telephone service. Heavy icing can also cause similar types of electrical and telephone service interruptions. To prepare for these hazards... For a mobile home, make sure that it is tied down and is secure. Without the services of a refrigerator and a stove, make sure to have an adequate stock of canned goods. For tidal flooding, know the flood risk for your area and elevations. Minor flooding occurs with inundation 1 to 2 feet above ground level. Moderate flooding occurs with inundation 2 to 3 feet above ground level. Major flooding occurs with inundation greater than 3 feet above ground level. For more information on understanding minor moderate, and major flooding, please visit WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OKX/COASTALFLOOD Know the available escape routes and shelter locations if you are directed to evacuate. This is the final statement covering winter preparedness week.

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